Pass on this ETF

FIRST ASSET ACTIVE CANADIAN DIVIDEND ETF $9.40 (Toronto symbol FDV; TSINetwork ETF Rating: Aggressive; Market cap: $32.1 million) aims to invest in Canadian dividend payers with the potential for capital gains. Its own dividend yield is a high 4.0%.

The ETF takes an active management approach:… Read More

Good way to buy REITs

ISHARES CDN REIT INDEX FUND $16.61 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 16 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.

The fund has an MER of 0.61%, and it currently yields a high 4.9%.

The ETF’s top ten holdings… Read More

Access Canada’s top REITs

ISHARES CDN REIT SECTOR INDEX FUND $16.23 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 16 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index. The fund’s MER is 0.61%, and it yields 4.5%.

The ETF’s top ten holdings are RioCan REIT… Read More

Pat: What is your view on buying the Canadian Vector Equity Fund? I believe it’s tilted towards value stocks and small cap stocks. Its MER is higher than an ETF, but maybe the value and small-company approach over long periods of time will add value. What are your thoughts on going with this mutual fund or a small-cap ETF such as the iShares S&P/TSX SmallCap Index ETF?

A: On a broad level, funds that specialize in small-cap stocks are always more volatile. However, some small caps do offer above-average potential—like those we recommend in Stock Pickers Digest.
Incidentally, we think it’s a mistake to generalize about small cap stocks. Some small caps are… Read More

Tap into the top REITs

ISHARES CDN REIT SECTOR INDEX FUND $16.44 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 16 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.
The fund’s MER is 0.61%, and it yields 5.0%.
The ETF’s top ten holdings are RioCan REIT at… Read More

Hold off on new buying

ISHARES CDN REIT SECTOR INDEX FUND $16.09 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 16 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.
The fund’s MER is 0.61%, and it yields 5.1%.
The ETF’s top ten holdings are: RioCan REIT at… Read More

This fund holds the top REITs

ISHARES CDN REIT SECTOR INDEX FUND $16.33 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 16 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.

Expenses for iShares CDN REIT are 0.61% of its assets. The fund yields 4.9%.

The breakdown… Read More

ISHARES CDN REIT SECTOR INDEX FUND $16.12

ISHARES CDN REIT SECTOR INDEX FUND $16.12 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 16 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.

Expenses for iShares CDN REIT are 0.60% of its assets. The fund yields 5.2%.

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Access the TSX’s top REITs

ISHARES CDN REIT SECTOR INDEX FUND $16.12 (Toronto symbol XRE; buy or sell through brokers; ca.ishares.com) holds all 16 Canadian real estate investment trusts in the S&P/TSX REIT Index.

Expenses for iShares CDN REIT are 0.60% of its assets. The fund yields 5.2%.

The breakdown… Read More